Entry Door - Castello di Compiano 12th Cen Italy - 2240CDJ


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Designed From The Historical Record - Handmade In The Same Hand And Materials - Entrance Doors - 3" thick Solid Exotic Timber - Natural Air Dried Timber (not kiln force dried) - Full Structural Jamb - Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron - (No castings or hollow metals) - Hand Patina Finished - (No powder coating or faux paint finishes) - Tempered Thermal Glass - Hand hewn, Tenon Joined Solid Full Length Timber (No fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts) - All Carvings Are Hand Carved (not CNC carved) - Virtually Maintenance Free - Guaranteed Forever - Backed By Our Over Nine Decades Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913

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Historical Origin And Design Inspiration

The Castello di Lombardia (Lombardy Castle) is a castle in Enna, Sicily, (southern Italy). It is one of the largest and most ancient edifices in southern Italy, with an area of some 25,000 square meters.

The castle's origins are related to a fortress erected in the 1st millennium BC by the Sicani at the foundation of the ancient Henna, on a hill at 970 meters above sea level. It remained a key possession in the subsequent history of the island, and the Romans were able to conquer it only by passing through its sewer network.

Under the castle was the ancient Sican temple of Ceres, the origin of the widespread cult of the goddess (Ceres) in the whole of Italy, which was described by Cicero. In Roman mythology, Ceres is the goddess of growing plants (particularly cereals) and of motherly love. Ceres was worshipped in Ancient Roman religion, and is today still worshipped in Religio Romana Neopaganism. Ceres was usually equated with the Greek goddess Demeter.

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the castle was used by the Byzantines and resisted for many years the Arab assaults. After their victory, the latter refounded the fortress around the 10th century; the castle was also used by their successors in Sicily, the Normans.

Two centuries later, architect Riccardo da Lentini was commissioned by Frederick II, Emperor and King of Sicily, to restore it into a summer residence. He added 20 towers and brought in a garrison coming from the Langobardia minor (Calabria), whence the castle's name.




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